5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Helsinki
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Vaasa
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online holiday planner.

Baden-Baden, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Baden-Baden to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Baden-Baden in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 7th (Thu), stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Vaasa sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."